AJ launches 2013 Retrofit Awards
The AJ has launched its annual Retrofit Awards, championing the best in the creative re-use of buildings and construction
The prestigious awards scheme, now in its fourth year celebrates design, engineering and construction excellence that prolongs the active life of buildings and infrastructure.
Last year the Retrofit Building of the Year Award was won by Eric Parry for their extension to the Holburne Museum, in Bath.
There were also victories for Casper Mueller Kneer Architects for the White Cube Bermondsey in the cultural building category, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris for the Tea Building in the office category and John McAslan’s King’s Cross Station in the transport category.
The entry deadline for Retrofit Awards is 24 May.
Retrofit Award categories
Specific requirements for each category can be found at the links below
Civic & community (eg town halls, neighbourhood centres, court buildings, swimming pools and sports facilities)
Culture (eg museums, galleries, theatres, libraries and concert halls)
Health (eg surgeries, clinics, hospitals, hospices, fitness centres)
Heritage pre-1945 (listed buildings of any type) - sponsored by Szerelmey
Heritage post-1945 (listed buildings of any type)
Higher education(eg college and university buildings)
Hotels/Leisure (to include hotels, spas, cinemas, casinos) - sponsored by ISG
House pre-1945 (single dwelling) - sponsored by Miele
House post-1945 (single dwelling) - sponsored by Stonegres
Housing pre-1945 (eg apartment blocks, whole streets/areas, multi-location portfolio)
Housing post-1945 (as above)
Offices (any size)
Retail (eg supermarkets, department stores, shopping centres)
Schools (to include infant, primary and secondary schools)
Retrofit of the Year (to be chosen from the category winners)